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Turncoats: How the Taliban Undermines and Infiltrates the Afghan Local Police

The U.S. strategy in Afghanistan depends on the loyalty of the Afghan Local Police. But that loyalty is being tested by an apparent Taliban campaign of infiltration.

Holder: We Droned 3 of 4 Americans By Accident. Oops.

For the first time, the Obama administration has acknowledged killing four Americans in drone strikes -- three of whom were killed accidentally.

Watch 3-D Printed Shotgun Slugs Blow Away Their Targets

Everyone knows about the 3-D printed guns. Now a hobbyist from Tennessee has created 3-D printed shotgun slugs. Then his friend blasted away.

Navy’s High-Flying Spy Drone Completes Its First Flight

This is the Navy's MQ-4C Triton, its next-generation surveillance drone. It just flew its first flight test out in California. And it wants to scan 2,000 miles of ocean at once.

FBI Kills Ex-MMA Fighter Tied to Boston Bomb Suspect

An FBI interview with an Orlando man believed to have known Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev took a deadly and unclear turn early this morning.

4 Questions Obama’s Big National Security Speech Should Answer

Obama has a chance to clear up four major areas of ambiguity about the seemingly endless war on terrorism in his forthcoming speech. We'll see.

Congress Smashes Pentagon’s New Den of Spies

If the Pentagon's not careful, it's going to find its new network of spies rolled up by Congress.

House Panel Shoves Pentagon-China Satellite Deal Out of The Airlock

The Pentagon insists that its deal with a Chinese satellite firm to carry U.S. troops' communications isn't a security risk. But Congressmen with the ultra-influential House Armed Services Committee don't want to leave military data in Beijing's hands.

With New Mini-Satellites, Special Ops Takes Its Manhunts Into Space

Officially, the September rocket launch is supposed to improve America's ability to send small satellites into orbit. But the launch will also have a second purpose: to help U.S. commandos hunt people down.

U.S. Lawyer Booted From Russia For (Allegedly) Refusing to Serve as Kremlin Spy

There are at least two fail-safe ways to get yourself kicked out of Russia. One way is getting caught spying on Russia. The other way is being asked to spy for Russia and refuse.

Hunger Striker Launches Twitter Campaign to Close Gitmo

Detainees can't tweet from inside Guantanamo Bay. So when they want to pressure the government to close the facility, they get their lawyers to tweet for them.

After $200 Million, Darpa Gives Up on Formation-Flying Satellites

Darpa is ending its experiment with small, close-flying spacecraft, but that doesn't mean the concept is dead.

Slowly, Military Opens The Door to Outside Prosecutions for Sexual Assault

The military doesn't want to take sexual assault cases out of the chain of command. But as scandals compile and Congress prepares to act, it may have to.

In Tomorrow’s Wars, Battles Are Fought With a 3-D Printer

Printable drones, limbs and ammunition. It's a far-out vision, but more and more military officers are starting to think that future troops will rely more 3-D printers to manufacture the tools of war.

Terrorist Entered Witness Protection, Then Fled The United States

The Justice Department's internal watchdog found "significant problems" in how the feds handle terrorists who snitch and get new identities. They can evade no-fly lists. Some actually have.

New Documents Reveal How 1980s Nuclear War Scare Became a Full-Blown Crisis

Over ten days in November 1983, the U.S. and the Soviet Union nearly started a nuclear war. Now newly declassified documents reveal just how close we reached a mutual destruction -- because of an exercise.

Pentagon Spec Ops Chief Sees ’10 to 20? More Years of War Against al-Qaida

The war against al-Qaida is far from winding down, according to top Pentagon officials. The Pentagon's chief of irregular warfare sees it lasting for 10 to 20 more years.

Photos: Is This the Future of Special Operations?

The elite hunters and killers of the U.S. military are getting new missions. And that means all sorts of new gear.

Will The Navy’s New Killer Drones Hunt Terrorists or Fight China?

The Navy is about to place a major bet on the future of U.S. air power.

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